Four Killed In Axe Attack In Jerusalem Synagogue

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At least four people have been killed and six injured in an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday, media reports said. Two men armed with axes, knives and a gun assaulted worshippers before dying in a shootout with police, which left one officer wounded. Israeli police identified the assailants as Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem and described the incident as a terrorist attack. "This is the direct result of the incitement being led by Hamas and Abu Mazen, incitement which the international community is irresponsibly ignoring. We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were met by reprehensible murderers," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a post on his Facebook page.

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